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Today's first game kicked off 14 hours ago. Yes, Rams-Giants happened earlier today. So by all means, let's have (more) bonus football! Overtime in Arizona, here we come!

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Faced with a 1st and 30 from their own 28, the Seattle Seahawks decided it was time to play for overtime. The offense's only scoring drive in regulation went four plays for zero yards. The two teams ended regulation in a 3-3 tie.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

From what I can see on social media, tonight's game confirms that many fans' notion of "good football" equals "lots of scoring.." This has been a great game, six points combined or not. High level of defense played on both sides, and on special teams for Seahawks as well.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

This is insane. The Seahawks have faced third-and-25 and third-and-29 in consecutive possessions. The Cardinals are doing to the Seahawks what the Eagles did to the Vikings earlier today: Just crushing them up front.


Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

It doesn't look like the Seahawks were able to come up with any answers on offense during halftime. They punted on their first two drives of the third quarter. The defense came up with a huge fourth-down stop, but Russell Wilson and company failed to capitalize.

Mike Clay ESPN Writer 

Nearly three quarters into the game, the Seahawks have only run 25 offensive plays. Russell Wilson has been limited to 61 passing yards and Christine Michael has 8 carries for 25 yards. It's been an ugly night at the office for the Seattle offense.


Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald seems to be spending as much time keeping the peace on the field as he is playing football tonight against Seattle. First, he pulled RT D.J. Humphries out of a scrum and a few plays ago he did the same with WR Michael Floyd, who was hit late after a block and then retaliated with a push.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

The first half of the Seahawks-Cardinals game produced some defensive teaching tape. Just look at the tackling, the pass rush, the technique in the secondary, etc. These two defenses play fast. That starts with eye discipline and formation recognition. Tough to move the ball consistently tonight. Arizona takes a 3-0 lead into the locker room.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals' defense has looked excellent in the first half, holding the Seahawks to no points but Arizona's offense isn't capitalizing on the defense's prowess, taking just a 3-0 lead at halftime. Seattle has rushed for just 13 yards and Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has thrown for just 34 yards. The Cardinals have turned to David Johnson often during the first half, involving him on 19 of 45 first-half plays.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals RB David Johnson has been involved on 17 of the Cardinals' 36 offensive plays – 12 runs and five catches – in the first half. He was targeted two other times. Heavy, heavy workload for the second-year back.

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Also, when a player jumps over the line in an attempt to block a field goal or extra point, he is allowed to have "incidental" contact with the person he is jumping over. The NFL rule book defines "incidental" as "little to no contact." Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner's foot hit the back of Cardinals long snapper Aaron Brewer. Referee Terry McAulay ruled that contact to be incidental.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Carson Palmer makes a heads-up play by flipping ball to David Johnson as he was about to get sacked. Johnson gained 6 yards on the play to give Cardinals a first down.

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Per NFL SVP of officiating Dean Blandino, the Seahawks' blocked field goal was legal. In order for Bobby Wagner to have been called for a "leaping" penalty, he would have had to land on a Cardinals player when he jumped over the line. He did not.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks offense in first quarter: 17 yards on nine plays. Three punts and no first downs. The two teams have combined for six punts on six possessions.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

On the last third down, the Seahawks moved right cornerback DeShawn Shead to the slot to cover Larry Fitzgerald. Jeremy Lane, who is the team's nickel moved to right corner. Shead is the bigger, more physical player. Lane is the better athlete. It'll be interesting to see if they stick with this matchup throughout the game.

Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Russell Wilson has just 35 yards rushing on 21 carries coming into tonight's game. He kept the ball on a zone read play on third down, but was dropped behind the line of scrimmage. Wilson continues to get treatment on his injured knee and ankle and has not looked like a running threat at any point.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Told that Stephen Gostkowski said, "Right now, I stink", Bill Belichick was asked his level of concern with Gostkowski. Belichick's response: "Nobody works harder than Steve does. He is a very talented player. He is mentally tough. We'll work through it. Again, this is a tough place to kick. Not making any excuses; those are kicks that I know he expressed (how he feels) but the kicker on the other side of the field had trouble too. This is a tough ... but we gotta make them."

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Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick says there isn't any one thing you can point to for why the offense continues to start off in rhythm and then lose it quickly. Kaepernick said he wasn't good enough in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. "I have to be better," Kaepernick said. "I think we had 100 yards (passing), that's not going to win in the NFL."

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Quinn said it was his gut feeling to go with fourth and 1 in OT. Plain and simple.


Eric D. Williams ESPN Staff Writer 

The San Diego Chargers showed resiliency in a 33-30 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons, the team's first two-game winning streak since the 2014 season. The Chargers trailed by as many as 17 points, but as they have done all season San Diego found a way to have a chance to win in the fourth quarter.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

49ers OLB Aaron Lynch says he has a high ankle sprain. He'll have an MRI on Monday. "I'll be fine," Lynch said. "I'm not worried about it." Lynch left locker room with a walking boot on his left foot.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

"They went through us like Swiss cheese on that opening drive," head coach Dirk Koetter said of Chip Kelly's 49ers offense. As far as Jacquizz Rodgers, he said, "Man, just Google Oregon State vs. USC."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers (1-5) moved within 2 1/2 games of the Falcons (4-3) in the NFC South with San Diego's 33-30 overtime win at Atlanta. Maybe this is 2014 all over again.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LeGarrette Blount's return to Pittsburgh, where he played in 2014, was a successful one as he finished with 24 carries for 127 yards and 2 TDs in the Patriots' 27-16 hard-fought victory over the Steelers. The Patriots didn't make it easy for themselves with some uncharacteristic drops and turnovers, but Blount's hard-charging running – and some big plays from tight end Rob Gronkowski in the second half – were enough to get the job done.